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    Jan 2010


    Default Makloubeh cooked aubergine with rice

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    3 large aubergines
    400g minced lamb
    2 onions (1 chopped, 1 sliced in circles)
    2 tbs pine nuts
    1 tsp mixed spices
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    2 tbs oil
    1 red pepper sliced
    1 1/2s cup rice
    3 cups chicken stock
    Salt & pepper

    Fry the pine nuts till golden brown and remove.

    Fry the chopped onions unitl sodt and add meat, salt & 1/2 tsp mixed spices. Fry till meat browned. Seperately, deep fry the aubergines and remove.

    Now deep fry the sliced pepper and sliced onions for 1 min then remove. Alternateively, brush the vegetables with oil and grill. To assemble: Put 2 tbs of rice in the pot and put the meat mixture on top.

    Then layer the vegetables on top ( try to arrange some aubergine slices around the sides). Add the remainder of the rice on top.

    Add the spices, chicken stock, salt & pepper. Cover and simmer for 40 mins. To serve: place the pot UPSIDE-DOWN (translates to 'makloubeh') on a large dish.

    Carefully lift the pot trying to retain the shape of the contents. Decorate with the pine nuts. Serve with youghurt and green salad.



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